I kind of made it my mission to figure out summer makeup this year. Since I've been doing this makeup thing and paying more attention to the state of my skin and whatnot, I have made some strides in being able to get makeup to STAY ON MY FACE. That in itself is a big win.
BB or CC Cream: Ditch the foundation. No matter how much you sheer it out with a sponge or brush, it can get thick and miserable when you sweat. My super fave will always be the Ponds BB+, but it's been discontinued.
In the meantime I'm using a higher-dollar option with It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ with SPF 50. This is a medium coverage (way more coverage than most BBs or CCs) and that SPF is out of this world. While this one is good, it's not "holy grail" since the color is just a tad too light for me, and I have trouble getting all-day wear, but see the next section before you write this one off.
Mirabella Prime for Face and Eyes. This one is pricy ($29), but I received it in a BoxyCharm box, and it's SO GOOD that I would totally buy it. Even my light BBs and CCs don't go anywhere when I use this, and it does reduce the look of pores and fine lines.
If you're looking for a more cost effective option, try Maybelline Baby Skin ($7). It didn't work as well for me, but it's the same basic type of primer.
Benefit's Benetint until summer rolled around. This seems like a staple all over the beauty world, though, and once I tried it with BB and CC and a lighter face, I fell in love.
It looks terrible...a bright red liquid. Greyson's first reaction was, "Is that blood?" No, son. Anyway, a few swipes down the cheek and blend it in with your finger or a small brush for a beautiful, natural flush.
Finally, the proof is in the pudding, right?
|Sorry for not smiling. I was tired and tired.|
What are your favorite tricks for summer makeup? If your answer is "just don't wear any," I can get onboard with that as well!